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From Praveen Baratam <>
Subject Server Side Logic/Script - Triggers / StoreProc
Date Sun, 22 Apr 2012 16:23:37 GMT
I found that Triggers are coming in Cassandra 1.2 ( but no mention of any
StoreProc like pattern.

I know this has been discussed so many times but never met with
any initiative. Even Groovy was staged out of the trunk.

Cassandra is great for logging and as such will be infinitely more useful
if some logic can be pushed into the Cassandra cluster nearer to the
location of Data to generate a materialized view useful for applications.

Server Side Scripts/Routines in Distributed Databases could soon prove to
be the differentiating factor.

Let me reiterate things with a use case.

In our application we store time series data in wide rows with TTL set on
each point to prevent data from growing beyond acceptable limits. Still the
data size can be a limiting factor to move all of it from the cluster node
to the querying node and then to the application via thrift for processing
and presentation.

Ideally we should process the data on the residing node and pass only the
materialized view of the data upstream. This should be trivial if Cassandra
implements some sort of server side scripting and CQL semantics to call it.

Is anybody else interested in a similar feature? Is it being worked on? Are
there any alternative strategies to this problem?


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